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Dolphins fire Brian Flores, owner Stephen Ross rejects Jim Harbaugh rumors

Dolphins fire Brian Flores, owner Stephen Ross rejects Jim Harbaugh rumors

  • Dolphins
Jan 11
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

After the Miami Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores on Monday, owner Stephen Ross dismissed rumors that his replacement would be the University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.

Ross noted that he and the team will thoroughly review and interview candidates for the job. Although he would love to have Harbaugh as the next head coach, the Dolphins’ owner does not want to take Harbaugh away from Michigan, also Ross’ alma mater.

“I love Jim Harbaugh,” Ross said. “He had the opportunity once before to come to the Miami Dolphins. But he’s at the University of Michigan.”

Despite being the head coach for three years, Flores failed to lead the team to the playoffs. The Dolphins have not made the playoffs since 2016.

He selected Tua Tagovailoa for Miami’s future QB during his second season at Miami. However, Tagovailoa has not performed for Miami as he did in college under Flores.

Ross noted that Tagovailoa’s disappointing performance did not affect his decision to part ways with the head coach. In fact, Ross believed Tagovailoa will continue to improve.

“I have a lot of confidence in Tua and I think you know, the next head coach will work with him or whoever else,” Ross said.

In a statement released by ESPN, Flores, who was 24-25 in his three seasons in Miami, thanked the team for allowing him to be the head coach of the Dolphins.

“I am grateful most of all for the players, coaches and support staff who gave everything they had on a daily basis to help us win games. They deserve the credit for any success on the field, and it was the honor of a lifetime for me to go to work with them every day.”

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